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Kia Plans 16 New Electrified Vehicles by 2025

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Kia didn't reveal a lot about the Niro EV Concept's "next-generation electric powertrain", beyond saying it used "new production technologies earmarked for near-future EVs from Kia" and that the 64-kwh battery was "paired with a powerful 150-kilowatt [200-horsepower] electric motor". Read More »

The alligator's wonderful ability to survive freezing temperatures

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Officials with the park say when the water or air temperature is too low for them to be active, they go into a state of brumation , similar to hibernation. Their bodies like the warmth". The cold-blooded animals essentially allow themselves to be frozen in place, with their noses just above the surface, according to a video posted on Facebook by Shallotte River Swamp Park in Ocean Isle Beach. Read More »

Egypt sets March 26 to March 8 as presidential election date

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In case of runoff, he added, polls will be held from April 19-21 for expatriates and on April 24-26 in Egypt. However in the case of a run off, a second round of voting will be held on April 19, 20, and 21 for expats overseas and on 24, 25, and 26 April for voters within Egypt. Read More »

UK-based NGOs slam restriction on entry to Israel

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Israel's blacklist includes: the France-Palestine Solidarity Association, the British War on Want, BDS France and Italy, the European Coordination of Committees and Associations for Palestine, the Friends of Al-Aqsa, the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign , the American Friends Service Committee, the American Muslims for Palestine, the Jewish Voice for Peace , the Code Pink and the National Students for Justice in Palestine. Read More »

Cong welcomes SC decision to revisit gay sex law

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Three judges including Chief Justice Dipak Misra said a larger group of justices would reconsider the law following a petition filed by five people who say they are living in fear of being prosecuted. "We had challenged it before it went into effect. before people were hurt and turned away and left without all the access to health care and government services that everyone else has", says Beth Littrell, a lawyer for Lambda Legal, a legal organization that advocates for LGBT people. Read More »

President Trump to Announce 'Fake News Media' Awards Monday

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Late Night hosts are already campaigning for the honor of being awarded what Stephen Colbert dubbed a "Fakie". Bannon apologized on Sunday for not responding sooner, calling Donald Trump Jr. I don't think this wins the president a single vote or advances his agenda a single inch. Last November, President Trump first floated the idea of awarding a "fake news trophy" to media outlets to mark their "distorted" coverage of his presidency. Read More »

Stars to walk Golden Globes red carpet with activists

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Many wore black on the red carpet to stand in solidarity with the wave of women and men who spoke up about being sexually harassed in Hollywood. "It's time for us to make a difference, and everyone can make a difference and reach out and learn more at TimesUpNow.com", added Dern. Read More »

IED Returns To Kashmir, Blast In Sopore Kills 4 Cops

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Three of the four slain policemen were identified as M Amin of Kupwara, Ghulam Nabi of Sopore and Irshad of Doda. Six or seven shops have suffered damage as well", he said, adding "it was the first (IED) blast since 2015. "The Shaheed Afzal Guru squad carried out the attack", he said. "My deepest condolences to their families", she said in a tweet. "Searches are on and the area was cordoned off. Read More »

Hand grenade kills man in Stockholm suburb

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The underground station of Varby Gard s on the Red Line (Roda linjen) on the way to Norsberg in Stockholm's south-west and an adjacent square was closed while police carry out checks, they said in a statement. Sven-Erik Olsson of the Stockholm police told reporters that he could not say what kind of explosive material was used or how powerful the explosion was, only that it was "powerful enough for the couple to be taken to hospital". Read More »

Combined Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots reach $1 BILLION

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There are two Mega Millions jackpot prize payment options: You can receive your prize in 30 annual payments, or receive the prize in a lump sum cash payment. 22 (three times). The Powerball jackpot is now at $550 million , putting the combined jackpots near $1B. One worker had two shares in the pool and received about $12.6 million . Read More »

President Trump: "Mexico Will Pay for the Wall"

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The administration asked lawmakers for $18bn in order to add 316 miles of walls and fencing along the border and bolster 407 miles of existing barriers, according to a financial blueprint sent to senators by US Customs and Border Protection on Friday. Read More »

Tamil Nadu bus strike continues for fourth day; commuters left stranded

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In a joint statement, workers unions said the government had held 21 rounds of talks with them in the last 16 months but had not been able to come to a decision on the wage revision issue. Over 40 trade unions affiliated to the state transport corporations have chose to intensify the protest. The strike, following the failure of talks on wage revision and clearance of pending dues with Transport Minister MR Vijayabhaskar, was declared on Thursday. Read More »

Lalu sentenced to 3.5 years Jail in fodder scam

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The court also imposed Rs 5 Lakh fine on Lalu. The other convicts in the case - Phool Chand, Mahesh Prasad, Bake Julious, Sunil Kumar, Sushil Kumar, Sudhir Kumar and Raja Ram - were sentenced to three and a half years in jail and levied a fine of Rs 5 lakh each, reported ANI. Read More »

Islamabad deplores terrorist attack in Afghanistan

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According to reports, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) loyalists have claimed responsibility behind the attack. In a statement Thursday, President Ashraf Ghani called the attack "inhumane" and against the tenets of Islam. Earlier, on 31 December, 15 people were killed and more than 10 others wounded in a suspected suicide attack targeting a funeral in eastern Afghanistan. Read More »

Fire at Home of Roy Moore Accuser Being Investigated for Arson

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The Etowah County Sheriff's Office issued a news release saying the Wednesday fire was being investigated as arson . "A suspect of interest is being spoken to", Barton said. Johnson alleges that as she was leaving the meeting Moore "grabbed my behind". Johnson and her family are living in a motel while their friends and neighbors help them recover from the blaze. Read More »

Sears to Close An Additional 100+ Stores

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Sears Holdings , which is Kmart's parent company, has announced yet another round of store closings. PLATTSBURGH | The Kmart on Center Drive in Plattsburgh is among the stores marked for closure by the retail chain. Liquidation sales at closing Macy's stores will begin as soon as January 8, while Sears will start liquidating stores as soon as January 12. "We will continue to close some unprofitable stores as we transform our business model so that our physical store footprint and our ... Read More »